Monday, June 30, 2014

Post-Remodel To Do List

It's been almost four months since we've shared our Home's To-Do List, so now that we're all finished up with our Master Suite Remodel, let's run through that list again and see where we're at.

Master Bedroom
Almost done!

Master Bedroom Remodel

Buy or Make:
     Two Nightstands
     Bench for the end of bed
     End table for book nook
     New mattress
      1-2 dressers
Take down sheetrock and re-insulate whole floor
 Close in the room; build a wall
      Hang a sliding door 
      Sheetrock walls & ceiling
      Mud & sand walls
      Rewire electrical
      Fix floors so they don't creak
Build built-in shelf for shoes or books
Built two built-in dressers  

Build new closet system  

Install bathroom door
Install new trim
Install new craftsman style window trim
Prime & paint trim, doors, built-ins and closet system
Re-install Carpet that we rolled up and stored during the remodel

NEW Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Hero

Frame, Insulate, Sheetrock, Mud and Sand walls
Tile Shower Walls & Shower Floor
Tile Tub Surround
Tile Floor
Install Trim & Window Trim
Install Door
Primer Walls, Door & Trim
Paint Walls
Install Vanity/Sink, Toilet and Tub
Install Shower Fixtures (Shower Head & Handle)
Install Glass Shower Walls

Almost done.

Refinished Stairwell Hero

Update stairs from master bedroom to first floor (remove carpet and finish stairs)
      Install stair runner
Update trim
Install lighting fixture
Get downstairs carpet cleaned

Living Room

Living Room Collage

Install board & batten or chair rail
Install hooks next to front door for a make-shift "mud room"
Paint interior of front door to match with color palette
Update trim
Crown molding?
Tear down walls for one, big living/dining space
      Fix flooring
      Sheetrock connecting walls
      Rewire electrical
      Move heating vents
Fix storage closet door so it stays on the track
Paint the roomone color
Paint lamp to match color palette
Paint frames & artwork to match color palette
Make/paint the big letter J for above TV
Sand & re-stain entertainment center to match color palette
Paint leather entertainment boxes to match color palette
Buy or Make:
      Coffee Table
      End Table
      Area Rug
      1-2 Side Chairs
      Sofa Table, Console Table or "Built-in Bookshelf" behind the couch.

Dining Room

DIYed Contemporary Painting

Replace sheetrock (+ mud and paint) dining room wall that was taken down during the Master Suite remodel
Install board & batten or chair rail
Update trim
Crown molding?
Dining Room chair covers? Replace chairs?
Replace light fixture or paint current one
Paint frames & artwork to match color palette


Kitchen Collage

Fix terrible pipes/plumbing under sink
Fix broken and loose cabinet door handles
Fix sheetrock in uneven spot
Tile backsplash
Fix broken door in fridge
Paint/Replace track lighting above stove
Make/paint EAT letters for above stove
Buy or Make:
      New Fridge (since the renters broke the door...) Fixed! 
      Curtains for window
      Rug & rug liner

Laundry/Half Bath

Laundry Collage

Fix/Buy new TP holder, reaffix to wall
Fix/Clean faucet so it doesn't spray
Fix toilet handle
New sink & vanity?
New mirror?
Install shelf just above the washer/dryer?

Downstairs Full Bathroom


Replace ceiling sheetrock removed during the Master Suite remodel
Frame out mirror
Fix/Buy new TP holder, reaffix to wall
Buy replacement sink plug
Fix door on cabinet (won't stay closed)
Un-mildew-ify the ceiling
Replace overhead fan with a stronger one
Paint ceiling with mildew resistant paint
Paint walls with mildew resistant paint
Buy rug liner to hold floor mats in place 
Clean out grout on tile floor
Replace sheetrock (current is really bumpy & weird, bubbles from the past owners showering too soon after painting?
Replace water faucet

Guest Bedroom/Office

Ikea Guest Bedroom Update Collage
Home Office Hero

Clean carpet
Remove door, replace with sliding door for space?
Determine style & color scheme. Freshen up decor & bedding.
Set up room as a guest room; bed, dresser, etc
Set up corner of the room as an office, hang shelves, etc
Buy (or re-purpose) all furniture
Stop using as storage! Move junk out to the garage.

Dogs Room/Storage

Take a more recent photo.

Carpet Clean
Fix handle on closet door
Make built-ins in that odd corner
Add "Doggy door" so dogs can hang out there while we're at work
Buy or Make:
      Room-sized desk & shelving
      Sofa bed or daybed

Entire House
Replace all the burnt out light bulbs - there's a lot! 
Paint or replace all brass handles with bronze ones
Hire electrician to rewire basement & new master suite (or whole house?)
Get our scary-old electrical panel replaced
Install AC

Front Yard


Pull out the tree growing in the front yard (right next to the house)
Landscape - hire a consultant?
Aerate, level and seed the yard (it's SO uneven it's painful to even mow the lawn)
Replace house numbers
Replace screen/storm door
Paint front door
Paint shutters?
New dormat
Upgrade lighting
Paint fence around flower garden
Add/Upgrade flower pots (and actually use them!)
Create a sitting space on the front porch area (chairs & table?)

Back Yard


Fix or replace the broken back door
Replace tile in the back entrance
Paint walls in the back entrance
Landscape - hire a consultant?
      Add more privacy plantings - bushes, plants & flowers
New sidewalk to garage
Add a patio
Aerate, level and seed the yard (it's SO uneven it's painful to even mow the lawn!)
Fix-up or rebuild garage
      New garage door?
Set up a screen/projector for outdoor movies
Buy or Make:
      Patio Furniture
      Outdoor rug
      Lawn Mower with bag
      Outdoor storage bin/bench
      Flower pots
You guys, 1/4 of the house is done! It feels so nice to see all of those things crossed off our list. We're taking a break over summer and instead focusing on soaking up the sun, relaxing (a little) and starting up our furniture business, so chances are this to-do list isn't going to change much in the foreseeable future. But since we have our Master Suite exactly how we want it, we're happy campers.

What big projects are you working on this summer? Is your to-do list as long (or longer) than ours?

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  1. I think you motivated me to put a list like this together, although your house is much closer to being done than mine. Love the progress.

  2. You have a really nice checklist there. Keeping tabs of house details and tasks is really admirable. That is worth emulating. Oh well, I'm wishing you all the best there. I hope you complete all the things you have to do. Good luck!

    Veronica Newton @ Dry First

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